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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-13-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By oldan
valves were adjusted and new spark plugs put in 1...

valves were adjusted and new spark plugs put in 1 yr ago--about 500 mi driven since then.
Worked fine until the last two times driven.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-11-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By oldan
Thanks for the reply. In referencing my workshop...

Thanks for the reply. In referencing my workshop manual there are 2 different sets of instructions:
1)idle speed and CO mixture adjustments
2) idle speed and CO-content adjustment

which one...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-09-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By oldan
Hesitation only when cold engine

1985 280 engine hesitates and sometimes backfires when throttle is depressed
run great when engine is up to temp. It is fuel injected. What do I need to look for?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-04-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By oldan
Got he shocks put in. Lessons learned from...

Got he shocks put in.
Lessons learned from above instructions:

When removing the two 10mm bolts stick a rag in under the bolts to catch them
when they fall off the socket
.
The side panels did...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-20-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By oldan
Thanks but I already have this. The problem is...

Thanks but I already have this. The problem is that I believe you have to first remove the back seat fold down back.. I do not know how to do this
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-18-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By oldan
280sl rear shock replacement W107

I have searched the internet looking for instructions for removal of the fold down rear seat back and complete instructions for removal of rear side panels to expose the rear shocks.

Have two...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-07-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By oldan
The car magically healed itself. Must be the...

The car magically healed itself. Must be the German engineering magic.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-07-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By oldan
It had been 2 years. Thanks for telling me it...

It had been 2 years.
Thanks for telling me it is OK
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-06-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By oldan
280sl tach reading at 65mph

Mine is 3800. I just had a fluid filter change and I don't think it shifts into high
gear now. It shifts 3 times and I think it is supposed to shift 4 times?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-19-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By oldan
I guess I should have said the car is 1985. ...

I guess I should have said the car is 1985.

Does anyone know if this is vacuum cruise control
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-27-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By oldan
280sl erratic cruise control

with cruise on the car surges forward and then backs off
it will do this continuously

Any thoughts?

Thanks
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-20-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By oldan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-15-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By oldan
1985 280sl engine bearings needed

Nightmare engine pull. Started with needing to replace leaky rear main seal which requires pulling the engine. That lead to finding metal shavings on bottom of oil pan. Mechanic wants to replace...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By oldan
rear main seal 1985 280 *sloth lick*

Was replaced at 95000 mi by MB dealer
Now leaking bad at 134000
It is a rope seal
mechanic( not MB but works on them) says he has to pull crank to replace.
How long should these seals last?
Is...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-15-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By oldan
Rowdie: Thanks for the pics. Found the number. ...

Rowdie: Thanks for the pics. Found the number. Also, now I know the number is on the vehicle data card also
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-14-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By oldan
OK thanks Frank. Should have said cam...

OK thanks Frank.
Should have said cam cover--not valve cover.

All I needed to know.

Dan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-14-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By oldan
Can not find any numbers stamped on block that...

Can not find any numbers stamped on block that are visible from top of motor.
Still think it is the number stamped on the valve cover
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-14-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By oldan
280 leaking rear main--where to find gaskets?

I am in USA and having difficulty finding a supplier of 280 rear main seal.
Engine has to be pulled so I will want to replace other gaskets such as valve cover and oil pan gaskets. Can not find...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By oldan
Location of 280 engine number?

location of engine number on 1985 280sl?
There is a number 153624 stamped on valve cover--is this the engine No?
I have factory build card in German language--is the engine number on that?
The...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-10-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By oldan
Thank you once again Rowdie

Thank you once again Rowdie
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-02-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,537
Posted By oldan
280sl shocks

parts suppliers show shocks for 380sl.


Can 380sl shocks be used doe 280sl?


Thanks
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-20-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By oldan
Yes hangers are ok is it normal to...

Yes hangers are ok


is it normal to replace springs at same time as shocks?


BTW, Rowdie, I sure do thank you for your advise on past issues
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-18-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By oldan
107 riding low to pavement

have 1985 280sl.
Lately i am scraping driveways etc.
How high is the muffler etc supposed to be off pavement?




I have a little over 3" of clearance to ground
To raise clearance I am...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 01-02-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By oldan
had the same problem with my 1985 280sl. was...

had the same problem with my 1985 280sl.
was two cheap plastic parts costing a dollar each
bushing sleeve pn 116-301-0150-m200
accelerator bushing pn 126-301-04-85-m200
ordered from pelican parts...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-20-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By oldan
w107 power mirror issues

1985 280 sl

Passenger power mirror switch-- when activated mirror clicks and jiggles but does not adjust.

Any thoughts

Thanks

Dan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-17-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldan
power window switch

OK--thanks

BTW, when I try to use power mirror switch, the mirror jiggles and clicks but does not adjust. Any thoughts?

Dan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-16-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldan
center counsel removal

Rowdie: Just to be sure of what I am reading

If I do as you say, the plastic walnut center counsel will lift up?

Thanks

Dan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-14-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By oldan
W107 power window switch removal

Do I just put a flat screwdriver under it and pop it up?

For a 1985 280sl.

Thanks
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-26-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By oldan
Thanks again Rowdie. My nearest dealer is...

Thanks again Rowdie.

My nearest dealer is mailing me the washers.

They are not shy on their pricing.

Dan
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-25-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By oldan
280sl fuel line crush washers

Mechanic installed a new fuel accumulator and was to install a new fuel filter at the same time. Unfortunately I had ordered the wrong filter.

I now have the correct filter but the mechanic says...
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